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What, realistically, can teachers, knowing very little about music, hope to achieve with a full compliment of children in the junior school classroom? The short answer is, quite a lot - providing they have the appropriate resources to assist them. Teachers...read more
If we were to drop in on a music lesson at a typical junior school in the UK today, what could we expect to find? Would the lesson be inspiring, creative and in-tune with the young children of this digital generation? Or, would we still see our children...read more
The benefits of having a good teacher, no matter at which rung of the musical ladder you are on can be vitally important. However, a gentle word of caution. There is always a danger that you, the student can become too reliant and spoon fed-often waiting for your...read more
The much maligned recorder is making a remarkable comeback. Unfortunately, this is only partially true. Personally, I would like to see every child starting recorder in year three - if not sooner. I know recorders do not have the kudos andimmediacy of pressing down a...read more